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Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
times that of france or australia. it is 12 times higher than the average for other developed countries. why is that? if psychology is the main course, we should see that we have 12 times as many psychologically disturbed people as the average. we don't. in fact, america takes mental disorders seriously, treats them and doesn't stigmatize them. we do better in this area than most of our peers. is america's popular culture much worse than other rich countries? not really since it's largely the same popular culture worldwide. england and wales are exposed to cultural influences as the u.s. yet, their rate of gun homicide is some 3% of ours. the japanese are at the cutting edge of the world of video games, yet the u.n. puts their gun homicide rate at close to zero. why? well, they have one of the most restrictive series of gun laws in the world. when looking internationally, it is obvious that the one feature of america that would explain why we have so much more gun violence than the rest of the rest of the world is that we have incredibly permissive laws allowing the sale and possession
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
to be affected by all of this. if there isn't an extension a block of brie imported from france will be half as much as a block of cheddar cheese from vermont. >> i wouldn't pay it. >> reporter: that's exactly what bob and hundreds of other farmers are worried about. >> we're the end of the line. >> and not to be left out, there is also a wind turbine cliff, a tax credit for wind powered production that is also set to expire. one energy security group says it does not expect the one-year credit extension which has been criticized as too costly to be part of any fiscal cliff deal. so many cliffs, so little time. >>> do you watch abc's hit show "modern family" it has become a bit of a phenomenon. we sat down with one of the emmy winning producers and how they create nose crazy and hilarious story lines. >> i know, right. >> all i have to do is get 50 signatures, make my case and it's on. >> i am so proud of you. >> we all are. >> usually the minute any of us walks in the door, she gives us all something to do. >> do your homework. >> clean your room. >> put on pants. >> like the queen is comin
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
staff told to leave the country. un pulling out 200 personnel and france is deploying soldiers around their embassy and all of this as a coalition advances on the capital. there has been increased activity by the lord's resistance and special forces are hunting infamous leaders and i want to bring in richard roth. there was a ceasefire, but it is not holding. what's the end goal for the rebel groups in central africa. >> i asked an african affairs expert on foreign relations. his answer, these rebels want money and power. don't look for anything more lofty than that. the central african republic is a country many americans and others don't hear that much about. they heard of the troubles in countries like the democratic republic of congo and sudan. it is the central african republic and many analysts say the inspiration for these certainly inspired by what has been going on in congo and this is a mineral rich country loaded with uranium, gold, diamonds and there is a lot to shoot for. it has been a very unstable country for decades. coop after coop has been involved and there is has b
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Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
has asked france and the united states for help to stop rebels that threaten rule. >>> it's not clear who will replace lisa jackson as the head of the environmental protection agency. jackson announced yesterday she's stepping down in january after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standards for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> massachusetts congressman ed ma markey throwing his hat into the ring for kerry's senate seat. a special election would be held early this summer. markey a 66-year-old democrat is the first prominent candidate to declare for the race. >>> mom and pop shops across the country bracing for a labor fight that could cripple businesses. more on the key workers that could walk off the job coming up. consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust go
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00am PST
from france. i'm saying it correct. >> i just wanted to rip off the title because i thought it was such a stupid book. >> have you read the book? >> i read like the first seven chapters and after that -- >> was there anything in there you hadn't already done yourself? >> no, believe it or not i'm actually fairly conservative when it comes to sexual escapades and you have several nights before going to bed. >> seriously? >> no. if you're going to hit me, do it out in the open but i don't want to do it sexually. did you read the entire trilogy? >> it's just unreadable. why do women want to read this -- no offense to the author, she's made billions on it. it's one of the most badly written books -- >> why would you read that? >> out of pure curiosity. every woman i knew was reading it. i didn't get it. men would never read that stuff in a million years. >> it's a phenomenon. i don't profess to be a scholarly writer per se. i know my books are really silly and stupid but i at least think they're amusing to some degree. that was so poorly written and so done. it was insulting to
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Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
was then to move on to our primary on zwrektives beyond the beach. more deeply into france and norman normandy. i was assigned to the general. we went to paris. it was a very warm welcome to the americans that they saw. the french were delighted. they threw flowers and kisses and so on. after the liberation of paris, our mission was to move rapidly eastward where general patton and his tank was moved rapidly and we followed him and the liberation of belgium, luxembou luxembourg, and into holland. in december of 1944 we were getting close to the time of the battle of the bulge. we then got back to our artillery forces and support groups and we proceeded to attack and cross into germany. >> and our thanks to mor mort waitzman for sharing this story. >>> coming up, the venezuelan president was just elected this year. so why he is already announcing who he wants to replace him? details ahead. >>> but first a look in new york this morning. a beautiful shot there. good morning to you, early birds. thanks so much for starting your day with us here at cnn. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
government, something france and britain have already done. the army is moving to unify it's command structure to make thorough is has a more educative fighting force. this morning, nelson mandela is in the hospital, jacob zuma paid him a visit, and said there is no cause for alarm. >>> susan, as you can imagine, south africans are holding their collective breath, their very worried about their beloved former president. they call him father in one of the native languages, they adore him. he helped bring democracy to this nation. we're getting very little information about what is wrong with him. as you said, the president visited nelson mandela, and he came out saying he is in good care and is comfortable. we're not being told what kind of tests are being run on him. yesterday, when the news broke that he had been hospitalized, we're told that he went in for tests, and that it was in line with treatments that people, his age, 94 go through. but no more details today from the presidency. jacob zuma treats it as a closely gaurded secret. he is appealing to everybody to give his family
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
, higher than many countries in the euro zone including spain, germany, france. yet, the united states of america is able to borrow at the lowest rate in pretty much it's recorded history. so you have a very, very diverse landscape at the moment, but certainly would that could be significantly improved, or worsened by the situation that we have concerning the fiscal cliff, the fiscal deficit, and the debt of the country, three topics that can be addressed now on a comprehensive and efficient fashion. >> so what should this mean? i think i could interpret any given number, to think oh, that means we should not touch taxes for any bracts, because it's as much money as we could have in it, or this means that we need more stimulus to keep the jobs going, or i could look at the debt and say this means we need to cut spending, so what does it mean? what would you, and what globally, what would mean the most for the u.s. to do? >> you know what you said? you would qualify as an economist. on the one hand, on the other hand -- the truth of the matter is that the best way out of this would be a
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Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
spend $2.64 and still have 50 million people without insurance. if we could get france's health care system, widely regarded as the best in the world, we could eliminate 40% of income taxes and still have the same deficit. if you look at the federal budget numbers, the budget is coming way down. the economy is improving. higher tacks allow us to create jobs where people are investing in things that make commerce work better. all private wealth is built on a foundation of commonwealth. if we replace foundations of granite and sound and that's where steve's ideas lead to, then our superstucktures will have to collapse. >> david, what i'm hearing from you is three words. tax and spend. >> we're going to have to have a rematch here. we're out of time and we don't want to not pay our bills, so i have to take a break. what a great conversation though. thanks for both of you bringing my viewers some really great ideas. i have been warning you about this fiscal cliff for months now. i call it the economic storm of our own making, but some of you think all the talk is overblown. will a failur
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Dec 10, 2012 1:00am PST
needed to move on to our primary objectives beyond the beach, more deeply into france, in normandy. and i was eventually assigned to one general's army. january 5th, 1944. it was a warm welcome to the americans they saw that day. the french were delighted. they threw flowers and kisses and so on. after the liberation of paris, our mission was to move rapidly eastward, general patton with his tank division was moving rapidly. we followed him in the liberation of belgium, lutzenburg -- luxembourg and into holland in 1944. were we getting close to the time of the battle of the bulge. we then got back our artillery forces and the support groups and we proceeded to attack across into germany. >> there's much more to the story. next, the images he will never be able to forget. >>> 71 years ago following the bombing of pearl harbor, the u.s. entered world war ii. they then moveded into germany and witnessed firsthand horrors of the haolocaust. you're about to see stark images of the war, sights that waitzman say still live with him to this very day. >> our first contact is what we call the holoc
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
for president in france. last time around anyway. so now different stage, a little bit lighter, shall we
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Dec 15, 2012 9:00am PST
on one trip to france and i saw how hard she works. >> tire you out even, wolf in. >> i was exhausted but she kept on moving and moving. we, of course, wish secretary of state hillary clinton a speedy recovery. she's suffering from a stomach virus, became dehydrated, fainted, and sustained a concussion. she's at home recouping and doctors are taking care of her. >>> we're here in connecticut. we're watching this horrific tragedy unfold. there is new information coming out. we're standing by, by the way, for a news conference. we expect to get the names of the victims. 20 children, for example, 20 of those 26 people shot in this elementary school behind me here in connecticut. we're going to get those names fairly soon. this is a massacre that has resonated not only here but around the country. josh levs is joining us. >> we lost wolf. i'm going to take over. here's what i want to talk to you about. this is victims and survivors of columbine. 14 years ago. a lot of you might not realize, be people who were at that massacre, two people came to school and killed 14 people before taking t
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
and two in august. i mean, you have to have august off, right? france. compare that to the average american worker to works about 230 days a year. writer for the national review and maria, a cnn contributor. i'm sure we can all agree we would love that schedule. especially if your compensation remained what it was. now, eric cantor, being serious here, says the new calendar allows lawmakers a week a month to spend back at home. when ip did the math, 126 days in washington is 25 workweeks. that's only 50% of the year. >> erin, members of congress are still doing their jobs when they are in their constituencies, when they are reaching out to their constituents. they are still working on legislation and much else. if you are concerned about congress wasting time, we ought to be more concerned about the fact that individual candidates are raising money rather than parties. that's the thing that really distracts them from the hard work of legislating. being out there in their districts, that's actually really, really important as a part of their job. >> i think we can all agree with tha
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Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
's ceo says applications were coming in at a rate of two per minute. and if you travel to france, speaking of traveling, and get a craving burger king has opened a brampbl at branch at the airport. now if you're traveling to france, you can have a whopper, although i don't think you're a vegetarian are you? >> yes, i am. but you've got to wonder what they saw in their research that made them go back to france. >> i think it's just globalization. you have more people traveling. you have americans -- it's widely known that americans are all over the market. bigger market and place to go. not too terribly surprising. >> lisa sylvester, thanks. >>> new englanders are shoveling snow while southerners are shir v shivering. the latest on what is a winter storm and what is coming next. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. i just serve
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
war. you don't see france going to war with germany or russia with poland. it used to happen all the time, but it's not happening. the best example of all was just a couple of weeks ago when gaza was fighting -- the palestinians were fighting with the israelis, and they lobbed a couple of missiles into tel aviv. i'm sure that both people on both sides could see that the day was coming that they'd be lobbing missiles into jerusalem. and this is what both the christian the jewish religion began there, and it's the holy land. it's some of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. people want to come from all overed world to see it, but not when a war is going on. they realized within a week of war they had made a terrible mistake to go to war. even though it's better to grumble at each other, but not to be shooting at each other and causing damage and wrecking the economy and upsetting people all over the world because these pictures, you have the bbc and cnn there having the pictures of the grandmothers and grandfathers and little children lined up on the street in front of ho
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> odds on whalt baby's name will be, top name for a girl, frances. top name for a boy, john. >> really? >> that's exciting. exciting names there. >> do you know what happens if it's twins? the first one that comes out is the heir, the second one that comes out is the spare unless the first one that comes out is a girl and the second one that comes out is a boy. the british have refused to change the rule that gives males precedence. >> they're working on that rule. >> they're working on it, but -- >> it may change. >> i don't think the queen is going to let them move that fast. >> they could grandfather it in. >> grandbaby it in. >>> a red line on syria. stern warning for president assad about using chemical weapons on his own people. >>> pictures surface of this, george zimmerman bloodied in the nose and mouth the night that trayvon martin was shot dead. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so i
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Dec 22, 2012 10:00am PST
the list at 10. my home, canada, comes in at 9. the u.s. comes in at an 8, france 7, and japan is a 4. let's compare that satisfaction to the average marginal tax rates people pay in those countries. americans pay on average 4 41.7 when you factor in federal, state, and local taxes. the danes pay more, 48.1%. how come they're happier? because it pays for free education, post secondary, canadi canadians, by the way, pay more than the u.s., as well, 46.4% in taxes. why are they happier? because their taxes pay for universal health care. the french pay fewer taxes than americans do and are less happy. we don't know why that happens. the japanese make sense. higher taxes, 47.2%, and they are less satisfied with what they end up with. fareed zakaria is the host of "fareed zakaria: gps." he's got a special on sunday at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern titled "tough decisions." i asked him, are american taxpayers getting their money's worth? >> imagine a guy in germany. probably he pays, particular pi upper middle class or upper class, probably pays more in total taxes than his american counterpa
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Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
on a scale of 1-10 on satisfaction. denmark tops the list at 10, canada at 9, u.s. at 8, france is 7 and japan is a 4. let's compare the satisfaction to the average marginal tax rates people pay in those countries. americans pay on average $41.7% when you factor in federal, state and local taxes, but the dans pay more, 48.1%. and so how come these guys are happier? danish taxes pay for pok post-secondary education. canadas taxes pay for universal health care. the french pay fewer taxes than americans do and are less happy. only the japanese actually make sense, they pay higher taxes, 47.2% and they are less satisfied with what they end up with. fareed zakaria is the host of cnn's fareed zakaria gps and has a special on sunday at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. entitled "tough decisions." i asked him are american taxpayers getting their money's worth. >> imagine a guy in germany, probably he pays particularly if he's upper middle class or upper class, he probably pays more in total taxes than his american counterpart. though it's not entirely clear once you add value-added consumption tax, f
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
to france and the united kingdom. according to a bloomberg report out today on the short list for both is anna wintour. the very influential editor in chief of "vogue" magazine since 1998. now, she has been criticized for a demanding personality but she has been praised for keeping "vogue" relevant in the ever-changing world of fashion for almost 25 years. she's a lion in her business. but that's probably not the reason she's being considered for the jobs. ambassadorships are increasingly used as rewards for top level political supporters and anna wintour was a very good political bundler, financial bundler for president obama during his campaign. she hosted two fund-raising dinners this summer at $40,000 a plate. the president appreciates that sort of thing. politicians do. he's already appointed other big backers to top posts. in 2009, telecom executive donald gibbs got south africa. investment banker louis sussman, the united kingdom. and the pittsburgh steelers chairman dan rooney got ireland. it's not just this president. over the years, the number of people who donated their time
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Dec 8, 2012 10:00am PST
insurance. if we could get france's health care system, widely regarded as the best in the world we could eliminate social security taxes or 80% of individual income taxes and have the same deficit. by the way, if you look at the federal budget numbers the federal budget deficit is coming way down. the economy is improving. higher taxes allow us to create jobs by investing in things that work it. if we replace foundations of granite with sand and that's where steve's ideas lead to, our super structures have to collapse. >> you know, david, i'm hearing three words from you. tax and spend. >> we'll leave it at that. we'll have a rematch to continue the conversation. we don't want to not pay our bills, so i have to take a break. what a great conversation. thanks to you both for bringing the viewers great ideas. stephen moore from the wall street journal and david cay johnston, author of perfectly legal, the covert campaign to benefit the super rich and cheat everyone else, among other books. i have been warning you about the fiscal cliff for months. i call it the economic storm of our own ma
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
nearly a month oafter britain ad france recognized the coalition. the move is important to the coalition. it is looking to get rid of this man, al assad, but it doesn't mean washington will be giving them weapons any time soon. that is a huge sticking point. defense secretary leon panetta is saying there is no new intelligence indicating assad's regime is moving any closer to using the chemical weapons that had so many people on edge just earlier this week. >>> tonight, we are also learning that an american has been held in north korea for more than a month now. according to south korean newspapers, kenneth bayh is a tour operator who was detained after someone on his tour was found carrying a computer hard disk with sensitive information. a u.s. official told us there are no signs that bayh has been mistreated. the swedish government which acts as the protecting power for the u.s. in north korea is reportedly working to help get him released. >>> an australian radio station is donating money to a fund that was set up for the nurse's family, that nurse who apparently committed suicide in
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Dec 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
were there. australia, russia, italy, france. england, germany. all over the world. following this story. all the major networks were there. you know, cnn was there, of course. and so this is an international event. and so the churches have a particular role when something like this happens. that is to help people make some kind of sense of it. when it first happened, everyone, including me was in a state of complete shock. i heard, i'm the same as anyone else, a sense of sickening sense of how could this possibly happen. and you try to wrap your mind around it. and comprehend that you can't, it's just impossible. even the ways that we typically try to understand events like this through psychology and they say the man was disturbed and things like that. he certainly was. but in a war, you can understand the cultural and political tensions like this, for a natural disaster this goes way beyond that. even a very sick mentally ill individual, could never just because of that, commit a crime so horrendous. so you're thrown back, on religious concepts, that's the only way to under
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
. eight days in january, two in august. you got to have august off, right? france. compare that to the average american worker to works about 230 days a year. rihan and maria, okay, i'm sure we can all agree we would love that schedule. okay, especially if your compensation remained what it was. now, eric cantor, being serious here, says the new calendar allows lawic makers to spend time at home. 126 days in washington is 25 workweeks. that's only 50% of the year. >> members of congress are still doing their jobs when they're in their constituencies. they're still working on legislation and much else. if you're concerned about congress wasting time, i think we ought to be more concerned about the fact that individual candidates are raising money, rather than parties. being out there in their districts, getting in touch with folks who understand their interests, that's really, really important as a part of their job. >> i think we can agree on that, but do they need that much time? how much of this is going to things americans don't want? >> it's way too much, i think, erin,
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Dec 1, 2012 10:00am PST
and france with some rates above 50%. in the united states, the average income tax rate is 29%. federally, 39.6% is the highest rate. someone will pay in the united states. so for today's q&a, are americans getting a bargain or are europeans getting ripped up? let me go first. 60 seconds on the clock starts right now. economies richard cost money to run. there is misplaced popularity in the libertarian myth that governments don't need to involve themselves in most economic matters and that markets will handle whatever needs to be handled. we need taxes. and we need safety and services and infrastructure in return. in some cases, it is simply more economical for governments to provide services because a scale. health care might be one example. the building and maintenance of smart grids and roads. so think of taxes not as needing to be low but of the return from those taxes of needing to be high. now traditionally, richard, that worked in europe. now it doesn't. they got the math badly wrong. so what once provided a high return is now an utter failure which makes america a tax bargain. but tha
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
, wow, there's this guy, seven times tour de france winner, clearly just a terrible cheat. >> for me, it's hard. it's hard to sit back and look into sports and see these things. especially when you're trying to work so hard to convince people in your sport that we're doing this clean, we're working on it to do our best and then this comes out. then everybody sits back and really take a view on everybody, all the champions back in the day and the present ones also. to me it's hard for us. >> should the punishment have been stronger? at the moment you could have a two-year suspension, come back and compete. >> i think it fends. it's hard for athletes because some of us -- for instance, some of us, you may get an energy drink just a simple energy drink, you go to a party, you don't want to drink a beer, you just have an energy drink. they have too much caffeine or certain thing that's in there, that's a banned substance, all of a sudden you're banned for life. sometimes it's different on the rules. i think the rules are okay for me now, but they're cracking -- they're doing a good job to cr
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
for whatever particular reason, diana, her full name is diana frances. one of those two names i'm sure will figure if she's a girl in the four or five names she's likely to be allocated. if it's a boy, i would look to history, you know. britain's not had a king george or king james for quite awhile. we've had quite a few in the past. similarly with henry. what it probably won't be is edward or andrew or charles, because that would be william's dad and uncles. he may feel it's a bit too close to home. my money would go on a kind of george, possibly, or henry or james. >> or they could go a whole other direction and go latina. go with soledad. you know. >> i think that is the least likely thing to happen in the history of the royal family. >> less likely than piers? really? want to put some money on that? piers morgan, thank you. >> listen, wait a minute. i won't let you have the final word on that. piers is a very old-fashioned english name, old english for pizza. there has never been a king piers. >> no one's going to name their kid pizza. >> more than likely to be king piers than quee
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Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm PST
particular reason? diana, her full name is diana frances. one of those two names i'm sure we'll figure if she's a girl, in the four or five names she's likely to be allocated. if it's a boy, i would look to history. britain's not had a king george or king james for quite a while. we've had quite a few of them in the past. presumably with henry. what it probably won't be is andrew, edward or charles. my money would go on a kind of george possibly. or a henry or a james. >> or they could go a whole other direction and go latina, go with soledad. >> that's the least likely thing to happen in the history of the royal family. >> really? less likely than piers? >> listen, wait a minute. piers is actually a very old fashioned english name. there's never been a king piers. >> nobody's going to name their kid pizza. >> more likely to be king piers than queen soledad, i'll tell you. >> we'll see, all right, piers, thanks. >>> we'll be back in a moment. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. th
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
." a quick preview on that? >> yes, well, it starts with a 29-year-old woman from france who was trying to go back to france and she was stopped at the u.s./canadian border and jailed and she was kept in jail for 12 days, and an immigration agent made the decision to detain her briefly and privately and died 12 days later. >> terrible story. maria, thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. >>> 45 minutes past the hour. top stories. movement in the fight over the fiscal cliff. maybe, just maybe. house speaker john bainer and the president sitting down for an unscheduled meeting at the white house yesterday. we have no details, but both sides say the lines of communication remain open. with 22 days left until severe tax hike and spending cuts will kick in. >> nelson mandela is comfortable abo after spending a second night in the hospital. there is no cause for alarm. mandela rushed from his home to the hospital on saturday. details of his condition are being kept under wraps. >>> sunday night football. green bay quarterback aaron rodgers running for a 27-yard touchdown this is
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
to this government in exile, if you will, as being recognized by france, the uk, turkey, gulf cooperation council countries and now the united states. >> this is going to complicate things, because now at the same time we have this state department saying that a small portion of the rebels are terrorists. they are al qaeda. how does that complicate the situation? the u.s. is trying to support the rebels. the president says this is a legitimate organization, the government, and yet, you have terrorists inside on the ground as part of the rebel forces. >> these jihadi fighting forces are making the rebel advances by the way. when you hear them made in and around damascus and a big army base outside of aleppo overtaken by rebels, these are the fighting forces with training in iraq, the jihadis are foreigners. it's a small component but making advances. the head of the opposition group is criticizing the u.s. for designating this rebel group as a terrorist force perhaps he doesn't want to be seen as a puppet of the united states. by the way, the u.s. is now inviting the head of the opposition, the po
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
and france have already put out staunch statements aimed at the israelis. the israelis are saying, yes, all these countries have voiced their concern. they're not saying that any of them have ever talked about recalling their ambassadors or anything of the like, but it's certainly the case that this area, this e1 area has for a very, vg very long time been controversial. yes, the israelis for a while gave some assurance that is there would be no construction there, but that ran out quite a while ago, and there are also israeli officials who are saying that in light of the vote at the united nations where the palestinians managed to get that upgraded status, that all of those assurances are null and void, michael. >> all of this pressure that's being put on. israel has been good at ignoring outside pressure on anything. i'm curious about the palestinian side. that u.n. status upgrade does, of course, given the palestinians potential access to a whole raft of u.n. bodies, including the international criminal court. what are the palestinians saying about their options going forward? >> well, t
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Dec 21, 2012 9:00am PST
and i had a chance to spend a little time on one of those trips and she went to france, egypt and tunisia. and i accompanied her on the plane and watched what was going on. she was non-stop. she took that kind of aggressive, non-stop travel to a certain degree from her husband the former president bill clinton. i traveled with him all of the time and he was non-stop, as well. we used to do day trips to bosnia or kosovo or whatever, and hillary clinton was like that. she moved, she moved, she moved, and i suspect we'll see that from john kerry and he knows he has four years to do what he needs to do and he'll try to milk as much of that as he possibly can. there are so many international issues out there on the agenda. i was surprised, i have to say. i thought he would speak after the president nominated him and say a few words and for some reason they decided he would not speak at the roosevelt room. normally they do that, but for whatever reason he didn't. he likes to talk, we know that. >> he does like to talk, and we know as well, secretary clinton when she was the first la
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Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
france winner was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsorships and left the board of his famous cancer charity live strong, after the u.s. anti-doping agency found he engaged in a long term pattern of blood doping during his career. armstrong still denies using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> number seven, wrong side of the street. few things are more universal for american children than sesame street and elmo. which makes the elmo sex scandal all the more shocking. kevin clash resigned as the voice of elmo after allegations he had sexual contact with underaged males. the show says no one there knew anything about it. >>> number six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. jesse jackson jr. of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and under federal investigation for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election he resigned. prolife republican congressman of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied the woman was pregnant or ha
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
in the west bank. the u.s., france and the uk say they will set back decisions. the u.n. gave palestinians nonmember observer state status. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has not publicly acknowledged approval, but a senior government official says he has sign off on those plans. >>> in washington, the calendar is coming ever closer to that fiscal cliff. we'll hear where each side stands and if we are any closer to a deal today. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. when we got marr
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
of several people president obama is considering for the ambassador post to the united kingdom or france. wintour is a u.s. citizen, but was born in the united kingdom. she is one of the president's biggest fund-raisers. >>> federal judge temporarily blocks federal law, banning the use of conversion therapy. his ruling applies to only three providers who want the law overturned. the therapy is aimed at helping change a minor sexual orientation from gay to straight. >>> 13 people dead, 32 wounded. now the judge in the case has been removed. u.s. court of appeals for the armed services says the judge showed bias when he ordered h hasan be forcibly shaved before his court-martial. hasasm n argued that he grew a beard in accordance with his muslim faith and the order violated his religious freedom. with the san antonio express news, joining us this morning. welcome. >> thank you. >> i thought it was against army regulations to have facial hair. >> it generally is. the regulation is so strict, in fact, that most of the people i've known in the military don't even wear mustaches. and when they
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
team doping scheme in the history of sports. armstrong, stripped of his tour de france titles and resigned from his cancer foundation. >> two words. jeremy lin. >> lin-sanity. >> can you believe this is happening? >> no. >> at the start of the year jeremy lin was a harvard grad trying to make it in the nba but over the course of ten days in february the asian american became a global sensation as he led the new york knicks on a seven-game win streak and single handedly reinvigorated a franchise that had fallen on tough times. >> four hours away from the big opening ceremony. >> you can really feel the buzz in london. >> for two weeks in summer the london olympics took center stage with barrier breaking performances. michael phelps who became the most decorated olympian of all time, american gabby douglas the first black woman to win the gymnastics individual all-around title. south africa's oscar pistorius the first double amputee to compete in the olympics and the female athletes from saudi arabia and qatar who were allowed to be competing in the olympics for the first time.
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Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
, gabriel. they've had a protracted custody battle. she wanted to get full custody and live in france. that was denied. there's a lot of friction there and it came to a head when gabriel came over on thanksgiving day and got into a fight with olivier martinez, her current fiance. >> it wasn't just a fight. it was a brawl. >> grown men fighting over halle berry and this -- >> there it is. >> there's gabriel aubrey. >> then we released that photo and i pulled it up on my blackberry, i audibly gasped. i couldn't believe it. >> that's a classic movie-making black eye. olivier martinez, he's small but packs a punch. he's a boxer. gabriel i don't think knew what he was getting into with this fight. things have calmed down with them. they haven't disclosed the new arrangement. things are quieter. halle's in paris right now for the holidays. >> with olivier? >> yes. >> never a dull moment in your world. >> 2013, we'll see what has. >> i'm sure there will be plenty more scandals. bradley jacobs, senior editor for "us weekly." we'll see what happens. drew? >>> coming up, what the fbi was doing
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
team and private american citizens are out of the capital. the country's president has asked france and the u.s. to help stop rebel advances. >>> a florida fossils dealer faces 17 years in prison after admitting he illegally bought and sold dinosaur bones, including three tyrannosaurus skeletons. eric has agreed to give up claims on a skeleton sold at auction for more than $1 million. sentencing set for april. >> what's the crime? they weren't his bones? or you can't sell dinosaur bones? >> you can't sell dinosaur bones. who knew they were so much? >> we'll talk about that even more. >>> coming up, a sad story. parents in the u.s. banned from adopting children in russia. the controversial new law signed hours ago, and hundreds of teachers get their hands on guns. learning to shoot. the man offering the course for free and a teacher who took the class. e, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a lit
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
, but that all changed in august. the seven-time tour de france winner was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsorships, even left the board of his famous cancer charity live strong after the u.s. anti-doping agency found that he engaged in a long-term pattern of blood doping during his career. armstrong still denies using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> number seven, wrong side of the street. few things are more universal for american children than sesame street and elmo which makes the elmo sex scandal all the more shocking. kevin clash resigned as the iconic voice of elmo after allegations surfaced that years ago, had he sexual contact with underage males. the show says no one there knew anything about it. >>> number six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. democratic congressman jesse jackson junior of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and underfederal investigation, for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election, he resigned. during the campaign, allegation
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
the european average, stupider than france is not where we want to be when it comes to how we tax economic activity. add to that, obama not only wants to take the present 35 up to 39.4. he wants to add 3.8% on that for small businesses, subchapter s corporations, there is also a trillion dollars in tax increases that obama care has that begins over the next decade. in addition to -- >> their net -- their net reducers to the deficit over ten years. let me ask you this last question. >> the tax increases that affect people's decisions. >> will you be around and do you expect to be reached out to as a deal is reached to give it a blessing? >> certainly i'm working with all of the fols trying to defend taxpayers here in congress in the house and senate. the leadership of the house have all made the commitment in writing their constituents to oppose all efforts to raise taxes. i don't think you will see something that actually raises taxes, we may get some tax cuts now and have to fight for others later. watch for the leverage that the republicans have in debt ceiling and the continued resoluti
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
that president obama is considering appointing her to the ambassador of the united kingdom or france. cnn correspondent and resident fashionista, hope you don't mind, you are, alina cho in new york. >> always flattering me. >> why would anna wintour want the job? she's kind of busy as it is. >> she most certainly is very busy. you're talking about the most powerful person in fashion, brooke, as you know. this is a story that has been out there for quite some time. it was long rumored, talked about quite a bit in fashion circles during the campaign. and it was said that she might be given the post of u.s. ambassador to the uk. and anna wintour after all is british. and the guessing game even began as to who might replace her at vogue. those rumors over the past several months actually had died down, brooke, until today. but you can imagine why people are talking about this. listen, as one writer put it, the tea party has the coke brothers. mitt romney had bain capital, but only president obama has anna wintour. this is a woman who was one of the president's most powerful boundlers of donat
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Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >>> is president obama considering the vogue editor ambassador to the united kingdom or france? she's among a handful of top obama fund-raisers interested in the post. she's said to have inspired the film "the devil wears prada." that would be very interesting. >> she knows both cities very well. >> and she has quite a reputation for being a tough negotiator. >> thank you. >>> tony blair is standing by to join us live. we're going to talk about the international suspicions that syria's regime may be preparing to use chemical weapons against its own people. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. he opened up jake's very private world. at first, jake's family thought they
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